31 August 2010 – walking in ancient footsteps

Vesuvius

Vesuvius

Yesterday was the perfect day and including all the walking I think I was still within calories. I slept like a baby and this morning breakfast was great as it was continental style so no bacon and eggs to tempt me just a croissant and yoghurt with some lovely fresh orange juice. Over breakfast we decided we’d climb Vesuvius today and tomorrow we’d visit Pompeii. It felt as if we had to see the mountain so we could really appreciate the ruins of the town even though I was itching to walk those ancient streets. Continue reading

30 August 2010 – Walking around Naples

The streets of Naples

The streets of Naples

Yesterday there was no exercise at all and I ate loads. even so I ended up within my maintenance calories which was not bad when this also included half a bottle of pink champagne! Breakfast today was a croissant and coffee plus fresh orange juice. I couldn’t even begin to calculate the calories in that little lot. Then there was a skinny latte in Pret A Manger at Gatwick South Terminal. Continue reading

29 August 2010 – champagne surprise

Holiday celebration from Wikemdia Commons by Niels Noordhoek

Holiday celebration from Wikemdia Commons by Niels Noordhoek

The overcast morning didn’t really bother me for once. There wasn’t going to be any walking as I’d be spending most of the day sitting in the car. The weigh in was the thing I wasn’t looking forward to. I had to really psyche myself up to get on the scales because there hadn’t been as much exercise as I’d have liked and there was one whole day less to lose weight in. when I finally did weigh myself I was over the moon with a two and a half pound loss! This more than makes up for last week’s rubbish result and proved that Annep was right about eating all my calorie allowance. She said I might not have lost because I was under calories almost every day. It doesn’t really make sense but I bow to her greater knowledge. This week I kept up the exercise, more or less, and made sure I ate all my calories. It worked!
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28 August 2010 – last chance cooking

Mostly cooking

Mostly cooking

The sun has got his hat on here for the first time in days. There is still packing and planning to do today, despite all my work yesterday. Mostly this involves cooking meals for Mini Commando while we are away. Well, I can hardly leave him to fend for himself even if he is twenty years old. Besides, if I cook and all he has to do is microwave things there is a small chance the house, particularly the kitchen, will not be a total mess when I get home. Continue reading

27 August 2014 – rain stops walk

Rain stopped walk

Rain stopped walk

Yay! The holiday started here! So much to do so little time between now and Sunday when we leave for Gatwick. The plan was to do the riverside walk this morning and get down to all the pre holiday stuff afterwards. As it turned out, it was raining, thick grey clouds, rain and walking do not go together, especially for someone who can’t see without glasses. I abandoned the walk and got packing instead. Continue reading

26 August 2010 – then I went and spoiled it all

Resisted

Resisted

• Exercise: 504
• Consumed: 1153

As today was my last day at work before a whole week off I’m delighted its over. No work now until the Monday after next. WOO HOO! There were not many people in today because lots of people are working their rest day next week so they can have an extra long bank holiday weekend. Because of the low numbers and Kim being off we were really busy so my team and Cherry’s team joined forces. Because we hit our targets, Cherry, bought Pizzas for everyone for lunch. I am really proud to say that I had my sandwich and resisted the pizzas altogether. Continue reading

25 August 2010 – soaked and tired but still working out

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Tuesday 24th • Exercise: 962 • Consumed: 963

Today
• Exercise: 1158
• Consumed: 1190

Today was wet but I managed to get to work without getting too drenched, although it was spitting with rain most of the way. Other than that it was quite a normal day. I walked up and down the stairs a few times with my rucksack. At eight o’clock when I left the office it was really raining so I decided to take the bus, especially as it was already dark because of the rain. As I got to the bus stop there was a bus there waiting so I ran. He waited until I got right to the door then drove off. Why do they do that? Im sure they get some perverse joy out of it. Anyway, as the next bus wasn’t for half an hour and it takes me about thirty five to forty minutes to walk home, I decided to walk despite the rain. After all I was going to get wet waiting so I might as well walk and burn some calories. Continue reading

23 August 2010 – disappointed and late

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• Exercise: 384
• Consumed: 1127

Not the best of mornings. I forgot to reset my alarm from Friday and didn’t even realise until I noticed the clock on GMTV. By then it was 8 o’clock! The mad dash to get ready for work was compounded by the fact it was weigh in day. I had only lost 0.6lb too which was very dissappointing so I felt quite down about everything, especially as I didn’t have time for any exercise. A rushed shower and breakfast, quick flick of makeup and hair dried and I was really running late. To cap it all, it was raining outside. Luckily Commando was able to give me a lift to work so I made it in the nick of time. Continue reading

21 August 2010 – football temptations

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• Exercise: 652
• Consumed: 1338

Well I didn’t get to do much exercise today except the walk to and from the football, although I did carry my sandbags in my rucksack. Commando was worried about how I would explain them if they asked what they were when my bag was searched on the way in. I knew it wouldn’t be a problem though. When it comes to womens handbags they just have a little look inside. Can you imagine the time it would take to go through all the handbags of all the women who go to football? There would be no time for the match. We all carry so much junk around with us all the time and some of the stuff lurking at the bottom of mine would really not bear close inspection. Continue reading